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Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp  

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The ID:Core40 is a solid 40W entry-level guitar amplifier that provides incredible tone and flexibility thanks to a simple and intuitive control set with two 6.5" speakers which provide super wide ste... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ID:Core40 is a solid 40W entry-level guitar amplifier that provides incredible tone and flexibility thanks to a simple and intuitive control set with two 6.5" speakers which provide super wide stereo for an immersive playing experience that will have you hooked on playing guitar.

ID:CORE represents the culmination of more than seven years' technical Research and Development. These amps have an intuitive control set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of programmability. The unique controls allow you, the guitarist, to custom design your own sound. The Voice control has six different settings - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of. The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community. The USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer. An emulated output and MP3/line input complete the package. By using the unique Voice control and the patented ISF, ID:CORE Series amplifiers allow unparalleled flexibility and ease of use, enabling you to design the sound in your head and deliver it at home, in the studio or in rehearsal.

ID:CORE are small in size, but deliver huge tone - the perfect amps for budding guitarists who want to play better, faster.

Features
  • Power: 40W (solid state, stereo)
  • Single input
  • Voice control: Six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2 which, when used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control, give you the exact tone you're thinking of
  • Super Wide Stereo: Gives you an immersive sound experience that'll have you playing along to your MP3 backing tracks for hours
  • Speakers: 2x6.5 Blackstar
  • 12 Effects: Vintage-style, studio-quality effects, including 3x modulation, 3x delay and 3x reverb effects, specially voiced for electric guitar and delivered in massive super wide stereo
  • Controls: Gain, volume, EQ/ISF, effects level, effect type, voice select
  • Stereo MP3/Line In: For great sounding jamming or listening to music in super wide stereo
  • USB Connectivity: USB audio for pro recording capability - easily get great tone recorded
  • Speaker Emulated Line Out for silent practice or recording
  • INSIDER GUI: INSIDER software gives you more - deep editing of your amp, exchanging sounds with the Blackstar Online Community and downloading artist patches - all for free
  • Share Patches: Store your CORE ID sounds - 6 internally or more via free INSIDER software and download or share patches online using the INSIDER community pages
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BlackstarID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for practice

The positives-- the amp is light to carry, has a lot of good sounds like most modeling amps, and the stereo thing is cool. The negatives- the amp is strictly for home...Read complete review

The positives-- the amp is light to carry, has a lot of good sounds like most modeling amps, and the stereo thing is cool. The negatives- the amp is strictly for home rehearsal and / or recording. The amp is not very loud. It has two 20 watt amps and is not 40 watts as in "40 watts of power" loud. So don't think you can carry this to practice with your band and be heard over drums. I point this out only because the YouTube videos make it sound much bigger than it is. Nice little amp, but understand what it's for.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Sound but was defective

The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on ....Read complete review

The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on . I returned the Amp to the store and saw mine was not the only one that was defective. I exchanged it and some $$ for a ID 60 . The ID 60 is a good sounding amp it did have some problems with interference but I changed outlets and now it works fine . If you buy the ID core ( they do have that awesome sound ) get the added coverage.

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5.0

Great stereo sound

By Bill

from Jacksonville, Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    I picked up the ID: core 40 watt stereo amp at my local Guitar center and I have to say I have no regrets. I tried out Fender, Vox, Acoustic and others before deciding on this amp. I was not looking for an amp to blow out the windows, on the contrary, I wanted something for my small room studio with good mellow sound and this fit the bill. If you are looking for an amp at $200 or less, you should consider this.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Service

    By Ruth

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Fine product, great service. The employee went beyond normal service as they were quite busy and he stopped what he was doing, helped me and even carried it to my car.

     
    5.0

    Definitely a good value

    By Brant

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    I am very impressed with this amp. Has a great sound and it blows all of the Fender practice amps that I have owned away. I can really dial the sound in to match many different artists/styles. My previous amp was a Fender Mustang, I'm glad i switched.

     
    5.0

    I'm intrested in further deals..

    By Daniel

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Nice sound and very compact. A plus, was it was purchased at a very reasonable price. 2 thumbs up for this lil amp.. Plus Guitar Center was prompt in sending it to me. I will be looking for further deals with Guitar Center.

    Thanks
    Dan

     
    4.0

    Perfect home unit. Totally not for gigs.

    By Rob

    from Utah

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    So many settings, you can pretty much replicate anything. Sound quality is great with the stereo 20Amp speakers. Fun to play on. You can get it pretty loud but would not be ideal for playing at a coffee shop. Blackstar reccomends the id15 for that. The core line is very much for home or small studio play.

     
    4.0

    Really solid for practice.

    By Shelly

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Good. Really great range of tone. Could be a little louder. Perfect for practicing and maybe small gigs.

     
    5.0

    This amp is my new favorite.

    By Gary

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Best practice amp ever. It wouldn't be able to be gigged with by itself, but put a mic in front of this baby and look out. This company knows how to get the sounds you're looking for. For the price point, I'm very impressed! This is the best sounding amp in it's price range, though there are definitely several other contenders which are excellent. I don't see how anyone looking for a great practice amp could go wrong with this offering. I haven't checked the cost of the foot switch yet, so that could be someplace they could rip you up a bit. If you ran through a multi-effects box and then into this amp, I think you would be able to get some great sounds. I've had Peavey, Fender, Marshall and many other practice amps through the years, but this amp is my new favorite. My 2 cents.

     
    5.0

    Great.

    By Charles

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

    Great amp. Delivered when promised.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great Sound but was defective

    By D Wizzle

    from Monroe NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

        The Amp has an awesome sound and was a lot of fun . Plugged it into the computer to use the Insider software and the amp shut off and would not turn back on . I returned the Amp to the store and saw mine was not the only one that was defective. I exchanged it and some $$ for a ID 60 . The ID 60 is a good sounding amp it did have some problems with interference but I changed outlets and now it works fine . If you buy the ID core ( they do have that awesome sound ) get the added coverage.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        no

        By Jack

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Blackstar ID:Core 40W Stereo Guitar Combo Amp:

        Did not care much for this amp. I returned it and purchased a Roland Cube 10".

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